“The first sentiment of man was that of his existence, his first care that of preserving it.” - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality.
In "Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men", philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau discusses the advantages that the Naturalized, or rather "savage", man posses over his civilized counterpart. This painting very nicely illustrates one of those advantages. The savage man does not know what to fear, he judges his fear base on what he can and cannot conquer. The man in this painting has never taken on these beast before so he attempts to fend them off. The civilized man would probably decide to try to run, knowing that he cannot possibly beat these animals. The painting however shows the savage man with the upper hand, he is actually scaring away the animals. Thus, we can argue that in this circumstance the civilized man would be the weaker of the two, even though such a savage lifestyle is almost unanimously looked down upon in our society today.